New Castle County

Open field in Beaver Valley
Beaver Valley


Beaver Valley

GPS Coordinates for Smith Bridge Parking Lot, along Creek Road.

From I-95 north and south
  • Exit at 92/Naamans Road, and head towards Concord Pike/202.
  • Cross Concord Pike/202, and make first left turn onto Thompsons Bridge Road.
  • Make first right, a Y intersection, onto Ramsey Road.
  • Ramsey Road will haripin turn, to the right, and turn into Creek Road as it follows Brandywine River.
  • Smith Bridge Parking Lot will be on your left.
  • Please Note: the cancellation stamp is located at the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center which has a different address. The entrance to the State Park is off of Adams Dam road.

There are smaller parking lots throughout the Beaver Valley site which provides access to many hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.

Fort Christina Monument.
The monument at Fort Christina.


Fort Christina National Historic Landmark

Address:1110 East 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Old Swedes Church
Old Swedes Church.


Old Swedes Church

Heading North from Newark, DE and Baltimore
  • Take I-95 North towards Wilmington.
  • Exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
  • Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; continue on this road for 1 mile.
  • After passing in front of the AMTRAK station, continue straight to stop light, continue straight onto Front Street. (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard becomes Front Street after crossing over Walnut Street)
  • Continue on Front Street, which turns into Church at the bend in the road.
  • Continue on Church Street, at stop light cross over 4th Street, continue straight on Church Street.
  • Parking for Old Swedes Church will be on the right in cobblestone parking light.
Heading South from Philadelphia
  • Take I-95 South towards Wilmington, DE.
  • Exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
  • Once off the interstate, go straight to first stop light.
  • Turn left onto Fourth Street; continue on 4th Street for about 1 mile.
  • Turn left onto Church Street.
  • Continue on Church Street for @ 1½ blocks, parking for Old Swedes Church will be on the right in cobblestone parking light.
Visit Old Swedes Church website for more information.

New Castle Court House
New Castle Court House.


New Castle Court House Museum

From New York, Philadelphia and north
  • From I-95 S, take exit 5A.
  • Follow SR-141 east to SR-273.
  • Turn left on SR 273.
  • Turn slight right onto Delaware Street.
  • 211 Delaware Street is on the left.
From Washington D.C and south
  • Take I-95.
  • Leave I-95 at Exit 5.
  • Turn right onto SR-141.
  • Follow SR-141 to SR-273.
  • Turn left on SR-273.
  • Turn slight right onto Delaware Street.
  • 211 Delaware Street is on the left.
For more information visit New Castle Court House Museum's website.


Kent County

Open green space in the center of several row homes.
West Side of the Green


The Green, Dover
GPS Coordinates

From New York, Philadelphia and north
  • From I-95 S, take SR-1 S.
  • Take exit 98 for SR-8 (toward Downtown Dover/Little Creek).
  • Turn right onto N Little Creek Rd (SR-8).
  • Turn left onto S State St.
  • The Green is ahead.
From Washington D.C and west
  • Take US-50 E.
  • Take US-301 N toward Wilmington.
  • Turn right onto MD-302/Barclay Rd.
  • MD-302/Barclay Rd becomes Arthursville Rd/SR-11.
  • Turn right onto SR-44/Main Street.
  • Turn left onto SR-8/Halltown Rd.
  • Turn right onto S State Street.
  • The Green is ahead.

For information, please visit First State Heritage Park's website.
John Dickinson Plantation
John Dickinson Plantation.


John Dickinson Plantation
340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901

The Plantation is located southeast of the Dover Air Force Base on Kitts Hummock Road (County Road 68). Kitts Hummock Road intersects with the northbound side of Delaware Route 9, one-half mile northeast of the intersection of Route 9 and US Route 113.

For more information visit John Dickinson Plantation's website.



Sussex County

Ryves Holt House
Ryves Holt House.


Ryves Holt House
211 Mulberry St, Lewes, DE 19958

The Ryves Holt House is located at the corner of Mulberry & Second streets.

For more information visit Ryves Holt House's website.

Last updated: October 28, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

New Castle Court House Museum
Attn: First State NHP
211 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720


(302) 544-6363
This phone number is not staffed. You can leave a message on the park's main phone number (302-544-6363) and we will return your call as soon as possible. If you are visiting one of the seven sites, and need specific information, please refer to the "Places to Go" page for phone numbers and addresses of each site.

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